21 October 2013
On Sunday, Oct. 13, cyclone Phailin pounded Orissa state in eastern India and forced nearly 1 million people to move to higher ground. Heavy rain and howling winds tore down power pylons and 3-meter-high waves surged inland, reportedly destroying half a million hectares of cropland. Heat trapping moisture in the sea fed into the storm.
At the same time, typhoon Nari struck Luzon Island in the northern Philippines, forcing 40,000 residents to evacuate.
Read more from the Jakarta Post here.